Visualize You app allows you to take or upload a photo of your face and enter your current height and weight along with your target weight, to then see a photo of what you’d look like if you lost that weight.
According to the makers, the photo manipulation accurately represents the actual effects of the weight change, more so than other programs that stretch or pinch images.
The app was created by Visual Health Solutions Inc. with the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, and UnitedHealthcare.
There is a free and a paid, ad-free,version of the app, which launched April 3, available for iPhone and Android.
Looks the makers might be on to something since there is a study that agrees with them, “Visual cues are very helpful for a lot of people,” weight loss specialist, Charlie Seltzer, MD, tells Yahoo Health.
“I will often recommend that people put up pictures of what they want to look like or what they used to look like, provided the body image is healthy.”
It is definitely clear that the idea behind this app is for people who need motivation in order to achieve their weight loss goals since they get to see what they could look like if they put in the work.
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